AJ’s Car of the Day: 1965 AMC Rambler Marlin

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1965 AMC Rambler Marlin

Car: AMC Rambler Marlin

Year: 1965

What makes it special: AMC’s Rambler Marlin was a personal luxury car built for model years 1965 to 1967. A halo car for the company, it’s fastback roof design was taken from the 1964 Rambler Tarpon show car.

What made it famous: Standard on the Marlin were reclining front seats, and it was one for the first American cars with standard front disc brakes. Engine choices ranged from the 145hp, 232 inline-6 to the AMC-designed, 270hp, 327 cu in, 4-barrel V8. Transmission choices were a floor console automatic, or the “Twin-Stick” manual transmission with overdrive, and was backed by a “Twin-Grip” limited slip rear.

Why I would want one: I have wanted one of these for years. Love the fastback design and the 327 V8 with the Twin-Stick manual transmission. Ahead of it’s time.

Fun fact: Many people dispute the fact that the 1966 Dodge Charger bears striking body style resemblance to the 1965 Rambler Marlin.